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Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation
     

Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation

by John C. Miller, A. Aldridge
 

ISBN-10: 0765805510

ISBN-13: 9780765805515

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Probably no American statesman displayed more constructive imagination than did Alexander Hamilton. Prodigal of ideas, bursting with plans for diversifying the economy, and obsessed by a determination to make the United States a powerful nation under a centralized government, he left an imprint upon this country that time has not effaced. Alexander Hamilton and

Overview

Probably no American statesman displayed more constructive imagination than did Alexander Hamilton. Prodigal of ideas, bursting with plans for diversifying the economy, and obsessed by a determination to make the United States a powerful nation under a centralized government, he left an imprint upon this country that time has not effaced. Alexander Hamilton and the Growth of the New Nation is the premier biography of Alexander Hamilton written by one of the foremost scholars of early American history.

Hamilton's career was at times contradictory: born, in John Adams's words, the "bastard brat of a Scotch peddler," he rose to high social, political, and military position in the newly born country. He dreaded divisiveness, yet his strate­gies and actions aggravated political sectionalism. Miller weaves together the complex facets of Hamilton's life to make a vivid, absorbing biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765805515
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
American Presidents Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
677
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Transaction Introductionix
Introductionxvii
Part IThe Union Against Great Britain
1.The Making of a Revolutionary3
2.Aide-de-Camp to Washington17
3.The Struggle Against Inflation43
4.The Quarrel with Washington62
Part IIThe Union Against Chaos
5.Congress and the Army83
6.Law and the Loyalists100
7."A Rage for Liberty"111
8.Democracy and Banking120
9."More Power to Congress"131
10.The Constitutional Convention151
11.The Constitutional Convention (2)171
12.The Federalist184
13.The Rule of Law193
14.A More Perfect Union206
Part IIIThe Union Consummated
15.The First Secretary of the Treasury219
16.The Report on Public Credit229
17."Speculators" vs. "Patriots"238
18.The Bank of the United States255
19.The Report on Manufactures278
20.The Effort to Transform the American Economy296
21.The Opposition Emerges311
22.The Attack upon Hamilton322
23.Hamilton's Quarrel with Jefferson and Burr343
Part IVThe Union Against Foreign Aggression
24.The Proclamation of Neutrality363
25.The War Clouds Gather379
26.The Whisky Rebellion396
27.Jay's Treaty415
28.The Election of 1796435
29.The Mission to France451
30.Second in Command of the United States Army466
31.The War That Refused to Come to a Boil479
32.The Effort to Avert Peace493
33.The Election of 1800509
Part VThe Union Above All
34.A Prophet of Woe533
35.Defender of the Freedom of the Press544
36.The Duel with Burr557
Notes577
Bibliography623
Index641

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